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updated: 3/15/2014 10:50 PM

Streamwood High student charged after gun found near campus

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A Streamwood High School student has been charged in connection with a handgun found near the campus, authorities said Saturday.

The male student, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, faces charges of unlawful use of a weapon on school grounds, aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting/obstructing arrest.

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He was taken to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago Saturday, police said in a news release.

School officials were alerted Friday afternoon of rumors in a classroom of a gun being brought to the school, police said.

The school was placed on lockdown for more than an hour as police and K-9 units from multiple agencies searched the grounds, police said.

The gun was recovered in a residential area just outside the school's property, police said.

No injuries were reported.

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